Dr Rossella Pulvirenti

School of Law

Rossella joined the School of Law of LJMU in September 2018, where she is teaching Independent Learning in Legal Skills, Foundations, EU Law and Public Law.

In 2018 Rossella completed her PhD in Law at the University of Nottingham (UK) with a thesis entitled 'Protective measures before the International Criminal Court: a human rights analysis' under the supervision of Professor John Jackson and Professor David Fraser.

Following her experience of working as a volunteer for several NGOs and international organisations, such as the European Court of Human Rights and the Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Refugee Forum, her research interests lie primarily in the area of human rights law, international law, international criminal law and immigration and asylum law.


University of Nottingham, UK, PhD in Law
Univerisity of Nottingham, UK, LLM in Human Rights Law
University of Catania, Italy, Laurea Magistrale
Scuola Superiore di Catania-University of Catania, Italy, Diploma di Eccellenza

Academic appointments

Lecturer, University of Bedfordshire, 2018 - present
Teaching Fellow, SOAS, 2016 - present
Tutor, University of Nottingham, 2013 - present

Internet publication

Diver A, Pulvirenti R. 2020. British Assoc of Comparative Law - Blog post 'The rationing of health care in Italy and the UK during the Covid 19 emergency - a human rights analysis' Publisher Url


Pulvirenti R. 2020. Protecting victims who testify before the ICC: Tensions and balances with the defendants’ right to a fair trial Perez-Leon-Acevedo JP, Nicholson J. Defendants and Victims in International Criminal Justice Ensuring and Balancing Their Rights RoutledgeTaylor & Francis 9780367253950 Author Url Publisher Url

Book review

Pulvirenti R. 2015. War and War Crimes: The Military, Legitimacy and Success in Armed Conflict POLITICAL STUDIES REVIEW, 13 :416-417 DOI Author Url

Pulvirenti R. 2015. The Protection of Victims and Witnesses at International and Internationalized Criminal Courts: The Example of the ECCC POLITICAL STUDIES REVIEW, 13 :129-129 DOI Author Url

Pulvirenti R. 2014. All the Missing Souls: A Personal History of the War Crimes Tribunal POLITICAL STUDIES REVIEW, 12 :308-308 DOI Author Url

Pulvirenti R. Book Review: Research Handbook on Transitional Justice New Journal of European Criminal Law, DOI

Journal article

Pulvirenti R. A New Settlement for the United Kingdom in the European Union: A New Challenge to EU Citizens’ Social Benefits and Freedom of Movement? European Papers, DOI

Conference presentation:

‘Covid-19 Health Crises and Human Rights in Italy and the UK: is an Ethical Rationing of Healthcare resources possible?’, Colloque Virtuel L'éthique à L'épreuve de la Crise, Centre de Recherche Interdisciplinaire en Sciences de la Société (CRISS) et l'Observatoire de l'Éthique publique, Valencienne, France, Oral presentation. 2020